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January 16, 2015
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UN's Nabarro: Efforts against Ebola are working
Ebola in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone is waning, according to Dr. David Nabarro, the United Nations special envoy for Ebola. "The change in behavior that we've been hoping for, working for, anticipating, is now happening everywhere," he says. Reuters (1/15), ABC News/The Associated Press (1/15), Voice of America (1/15)
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UN Dispatch
"In September delegates at the United Nations will decide upon a set of Sustainable Development Goals to replace the Millennium Development Goals, which are expiring." UN Dispatch (1/14)
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UN's De Mistura: Cease-fire in Aleppo is key to Syrian peace solution
A hiatus in fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo would help the peace process, says Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations special envoy for Syria. The last attempt to broker peace talks failed about a year ago. Voice of America (1/15), (1/16)
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UN's Wahlstrom: Make resilience the hallmark of 2015
Efforts to mitigate disaster risks have saved lives and reduced recovery expenditures, says Margareta Wahlstrom, head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. The upcoming UN meeting in Japan will review and expand 2005's Hyogo Framework for Action. "If the UN conference produces the right agreement, resilience can become the hallmark of 2015, setting the tone for agreements later in the year on climate change and sustainable development -- both of which hold important implications for disaster risk," she writes. (Prague) (1/16)
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5 tips for managing negative online comments
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UN Barbershop conference ends with push for gender equality
The United Nations Barbershop meeting succeeded in encouraging men to attend the event and to work toward gender equality. "Men were ready to share their feelings ... and take this issue to another level," says Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, Iceland's foreign minister. Reuters/Thomson Reuters Foundation (1/16)
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Climate and Energy
India uses solar-topped canals to boost renewable energy output
India is putting solar panels on top of existing canals to generate electricity, aiming to install 100 megawatts of capacity by 2017. The novel siting takes advantage of inexpensive land use and also reduces evaporation from the canals. Reuters (1/16)
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Peacekeeping and Security
UN official: African neighbors must work to quash militants
Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon must work together to fight Boko Haram militants, says Mohamed Ibn Chambas, United Nations special representative for West Africa. Representatives from the four countries are slated to meet next week. Reuters (1/16), BBC (1/16), Voice of America (1/15)
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Chinese soldiers set for UN Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan UN Radio (1/15)
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